INTERACTION OF ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL FUNGI AND THE SOIL PATHOGEN FUSARIUM OXYSPORUM F. SP. CUBENSE ON THE FIRST STAGES OF MICROPROPAGATED GRANDE NAINE BANANA

M.C. Jaizme-Vega, B. Sosa Hernández, J.M. Hernández Hernández
The effects of the interaction between the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi Glomus intraradices and Glomus spp., and the vascular fungus Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense, causal agent of Panama disease, on the growth and nutrition of micropropagated 'Grande Naine' banana plants (Musa acuminata Colla AAA) were studied under greenhouse conditions. Inoculation with two Glomus spp. isolates significantly increased plant growth compared to non-mycorrhizal plants. Response to mycorrhizae was effective even when a commercial fertilizer programme was employed. Plant development was increased for most parameters regardless of pathogen presence. Both species of Glomus were found to reduce both internal (rhizome necrosis) and external disease symptoms.
Jaizme-Vega, M.C., Sosa Hernández, B. and Hernández Hernández, J.M. (1998). INTERACTION OF ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL FUNGI AND THE SOIL PATHOGEN FUSARIUM OXYSPORUM F. SP. CUBENSE ON THE FIRST STAGES OF MICROPROPAGATED GRANDE NAINE BANANA. Acta Hortic. 490, 285-296
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1998.490.28
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1998.490.28

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